Swipe up to close apps

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by weezerr, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. weezerr macrumors regular

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    Is there any way to enable swiping up to close apps when in multi-app switcher mode?

    Really annoying they took that out.
     
  2. nataku17 macrumors member

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    Closes I have found is to hold your finger on the screen until the red dot to close shows up you can then swipe them away
     
  3. HEK macrumors 68040

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    It’s not taken out. Just click and hold one of apps till red delete circle appears. Then you can swipe up..
     
  4. weezerr thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh I see, not awful. thanks!
     
  5. simonmet macrumors 68020

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    I’m sure OP is aware how to close apps using the close button (similar to deleting an app) but this is much slower than the previous method of simply swiping up.

    This jumped out at me as an odd change. Like it’s a deliberate and concerted effort to discourage app closing.
     
  6. HEK macrumors 68040

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    As it should be, you are slowing down your iPhone manually closing apps.

    And apparently the OP thanking me means he/she wasn’t aware.
     
  7. simonmet macrumors 68020

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    Only saw that after posting (it was 2 minutes before). Not having a go at you!

    I tried to test closing vs not closing apps and found it to be inconclusive - so in the end I’m meeting half way. I keep smaller and frequently-used applications open but close larger apps like games.
     
  8. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    You’re phone will be faster and your battery life better if you stop closing those apps.

    Just let the phone manage itself.
     
  9. pogiboi macrumors 6502

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    It's actually not much slower at all. Just get to the app switcher, tap one of the tiles, then swipe away to close apps. I was worried about this as well, but it's really quick and easy.
     
  10. orev macrumors 6502

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    There are other reasons to close apps, like just to keep things tidy. You might have a bunch of apps you use a lot, and some you don't, so you can close out the ones you don't use often to make it easier to switch between the remaining ones.

    Not everyone is clueless and just doing things because they read it on twitter somewhere.
     
  11. missbing macrumors 6502

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    Never heard of this. Why shouldn't we be closing apps? If I have 40 apps open, should I keep them open?
     
  12. orev macrumors 6502

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    They're not really doing anything in the background, they are suspended. So closing them doesn't save battery because they weren't using any battery in the first place. It theoretically uses more battery because if you open them again the phone has to load them off the storage chip instead of just un-suspending them in memory. The real difference this makes in probably not measurable though.
     
  13. simonmet macrumors 68020

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    I agree with this. At a certain point the app-switcher becomes too cluttered, making it harder to find apps so it slows me down. I don’t organise my app icons or remember where they are. A third option is to use Spotlight search, but I find that to be no quicker than having the optimal number of apps open.

    That’s what works for me, so app closing is a worthwhile part of my workflow.
     
  14. pogiboi macrumors 6502

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    I will say, most apps this is true. But some apps really do constantly run your battery down. We use an Avaya phone system here at work. The Avaya application will drain your battery at a rate of 1-2% every 10 minutes if left open in the background. Some apps need to be closed when not in use.
     
  15. orev macrumors 6502

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    Yes, apps are allowed to keep network connections open, so that would help. Poorly written apps like this are a problem.
     
  16. HEK macrumors 68040

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    No worries.....I never take umberance from anything said in a forum. Well maybe sometimes a double face palm. :D

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    Actually most are not open or even in memory any longer. More like a place holder. In the end the difference is insignificant. Just have fun with the phone.
     
  17. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

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    I like to close the following apps when done with them to save battery life.

    • Facebook
    • Google Maps
    • Apple Maps
     

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